An Emmy Award, or simply Emmy, recognizes excellence in the television industry, and corresponds to the Academy Award, the Tony Award, and the Grammy Award. Because Emmy Awards are given in various sectors of the American television industry, Regional Emmy Awards are presented throughout the country at various times through the year, recognizing excellence in local and statewide television. In addition, International Emmys are awarded for excellence in TV programming produced, each is responsible for administering a particular set of Emmy ceremonies. The Los Angeles-based Academy of Television Arts & Sciences established the Emmy Award as part of an image-building and public relations opportunity. The first Emmy Awards ceremony took place on January 25,1949, at the Hollywood Athletic Club, shirley Dinsdale has the distinction of receiving the very first Emmy Award for Most Outstanding Television Personality, during that first awards ceremony. In the 1950s, the ATAS expanded the Emmys into a national event, in 1955, the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences was formed in New York City as a sister organization to serve members on the East Coast, and help to supervise the Emmys.
The NATAS established regional chapters throughout the United States, with each one developing their own local Emmy awards show for local programming, the ATAS still however maintained its separate regional ceremony honoring local programming in the Los Angeles Area. Originally there was only one Emmy Awards ceremony held per year to honor shows nationally broadcast in the United States, in 1974, the first Daytime Emmy Awards ceremony was held to specifically honor achievement in national daytime programming. Other area-specific Emmy Awards ceremonies soon followed, the International Emmy Awards, honoring television programs produced and initially aired outside the U. S. was established in the early 1970s. Meanwhile, all Emmys awarded prior to the emergence of these separate, in 1977, due to various conflicts, the ATAS and the NATAS agreed to split ties. However, they agreed to share ownership of the Emmy statue and trademark. With the rise of television in the 1980s, cable programs first became eligible for the Primetime Emmys in 1988.
The ATAS began accepting original online-only web television programs in 2013, the Emmy statuette, depicting a winged woman holding an atom, was designed by television engineer Louis McManus, who used his wife as the model. The TV Academy rejected a total of forty-seven proposals before settling on McManus design in 1948. The statuette has become the symbol of the TV Academys goal of supporting and uplifting the art and science of television, The wings represent the muse of art. When deciding a name for the award, Academy founder Syd Cassyd originally suggested Ike, Ike was the popular nickname of World War II hero and future U. S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower, and the Academy members wanted something unique. Finally, television engineer and the third president, Harry Lubcke, suggested the name Immy. After Immy was chosen, it was feminized to Emmy to match their female statuette
Ari Gold (Entourage)
Ariel Ari Gold is a fictional character on the comedy-drama television series Entourage. He is played by Jeremy Piven, Ari Gold is Vincent Chases movie agent. He was an undergraduate at Harvard University before earning his J. D. /M. B. A, Ari is Jewish and has one brother, Howard. In spite of making multiple exaggerations of a sister to whom he has referred as both crazy and a whore, Ari has stated that he has no sister. Despite his position as one of the most powerful agents in Hollywood, Ari acquiesces to his wife at home, despite frequent sexual innuendos, Ari has never cheated on his wife since they married, and loves a liar, hates a cheater. However, in the episode, Ari tells Eric Murphy during lunch that he is having sex with a swim suit model. This is likely an empty boast designed to make Eric feel insecure about his relationships with women. Towards the end of Season 2, Ari gets into rivalry with Terrance McQuewick, his partner, conflicts between the two became apparent when Terrance attempted to persuade Vincent Chase - Aris star client - to work with him instead.
Later in the episode, he appears to have a mental breakdown but recovers after Lloyd lectures him. Later, Ari intends to use the money to start a larger agency. Terrance makes it clear he will spend all of his money to ensure Ari never sees a dime of their agreed settlement. In the end, Aris former mentor - and former boss before Terrance - Barbara Babs Miller makes a deal to partner with him to start a new agency and it ends up being called Miller Gold Talent Agency. Ari comments that it sounds like the name of a beer company and Eric Murphy are the primary influences in Vincents life. Due to their friendship, Vince follows Erics advice much more than he does Aris. This makes a relationship between Eric and Ari. While neither particularly likes the other, they realize that they are in a marriage of necessity, that night at Vinces birthday party and Amanda square off, but Ari backs off, knowing that he has planted doubt in Vinces mind. Vince decides not to any new projects until he is certain that Medellin is off the table.
During the 17th episode of Season 3, Return of the King, Ari informs Vince that Medellin has officially become available
Justice League Unlimited
Justice League Unlimited is an American animated television series that was produced by Warner Bros. Animation and aired on Cartoon Network, featuring a wide array of superheroes from the DC Comics universe, and specifically based on the Justice League superhero team, it is a direct sequel to the previous Justice League animated series. JLU debuted on July 31,2004 on Toonami and ended with the episode aired May 13,2006 and it was the final series set in the long-running DC animated universe, which started with Batman, The Animated Series in 1992. In August 2012, The CWs Vortexx Saturday morning block began airing reruns of this series, reruns of this show ended in August 2014. A number of these were heroes who had made guest appearances in Justice League, the general format of each episode is to have a small team assemble to deal with a particular situation, with a focus on both action and character interaction. This extension of the Justice League was originally planned to be explained in a planned feature film.
Stan Berkowitz, a member of the team, left the show for the TV series Friends and Heroes. This plot line builds upon events that occurred during the season of Justice League. It was resolved in a story at the end of the second season of Justice League Unlimited. The third and final story arc focuses on the new Secret Society as the main villains. The series, along the entire DC animated universe, was planned to end after the second-season finale Epilogue. The third season started in 2005 with the episode I Am Legion, according with Matt Wayne, if the show had been renewed for a fourth season, he would have liked to write more episodes focusing on Superman and Wonder Woman. Towards the end of the series, certain characters became off-limits to the show, like Blue Beetle and related characters were unavailable due to the development of a pilot for a live-action series featuring the character as a young man, which wasnt picked up at the end. Characters from DCs mature readers Vertigo imprint were not allowed, like Swamp Thing.
No characters from the Teen Titans animated series appeared in JLU until after that show had been canceled, to compensate for this, the producers focused some stories on previously overlooked DC Comics characters. These included characters like Deadman, and a modern equivalent of The Seven Soldiers of Victory. DC Comics created a monthly comic book series based on the TV series. Justice League Unlimited, like the season of Justice League, is animated in widescreen
Seinfeld is an American sitcom that originally ran for nine seasons on NBC, from 1989 to 1998. It was created by Larry David and Jerry Seinfeld, the latter starring as a version of himself. It is often described as being a show about nothing, as many of its episodes are about the minutiae of daily life, Seinfeld was produced by Castle Rock Entertainment. In syndication, the series has been distributed by Sony Pictures Television since 2002, a favorite among critics, the series led the Nielsen ratings in seasons six and nine, and finished among the top two every year from 1994 to 1998. In 2002, TV Guide named Seinfeld the greatest television program of all time, E. named it the number 1 reason the 90s ruled. In 2013, the Writers Guild of America named Seinfeld the No.2 Best Written TV Series of All Time and that same year, Entertainment Weekly named it the No.3 best TV series of all time and TV Guide ranked it at No.2. Main Jerry Seinfeld – Jerry is a minor celeb stand-up comedian who is depicted as the voice of reason amidst the general insanity generated by the people in his world.
The in-show character is a mild germaphobe and neat freak, as well as an avid Superman, New York Mets, Jerrys apartment is the center of a world visited by his eccentric friends and a focus of the show. Plot lines often involve Jerrys social interactions and romantic relationships around New York City and he typically finds minor, pedantic reasons to break up with women, including a habit of eating peas one at a time, oversized man hands and an irritating laugh. Other plot lines involve his longtime enemy Newman and his overbearing relatives, Elaine Benes – Elaine is Jerrys ex-girlfriend and friend. She is attractive and genial, while being humorous and she sometimes has a tendency to be too honest with people, which often gets her into trouble. She usually gets caught up in her boyfriends quirks, eccentric employers unusual behaviors and idiosyncrasies, and she tends to make poor choices in men she chooses to date and is often overly reactionary. First she works at Pendant Publishing with Mr.
Lippman, is hired as a personal assistant for Mr. Pitt. One of Elaines trademark moves is her forceful shove while exclaiming Get Out, when she receives good, objectionable or surprising news. Another is her memorable Little Kicks dance move, which is described as a full body heave accompanied by a double-fisted thumbs-up and she hates The English Patient, which is met with significant social disapproval. Elaine is popularly described as an amalgamation of Davids and Seinfelds girlfriends during their days in New York as struggling comedians. Cosmo Kramer – Kramer is Jerrys wacky neighbor and his trademarks include his humorous upright pompadour hairstyle, vintage clothes, and energetic sliding bursts through Jerrys apartment door. Kramer was heavily based on a neighbor of Davids during his amateur comedic years in Manhattan and this is seen in his success with women and employers
Adam McKay is an American film director, screenwriter and actor. McKay served as writer for the NBC sketch comedy series Saturday Night Live for two seasons. He directed Anchorman, The Legend of Ron Burgundy, Talladega Nights, The Ballad of Ricky Bobby, Step Brothers, The Other Guys, McKay has a creative partnership with actor Will Ferrell, with whom he co-wrote all except one of these films. The Big Short was the first film McKay directed without Ferrell in the cast, McKay and Ferrell produced their comedy website Funny or Die through their company Gary Sanchez Productions HBOs Eastbound & Down. McKay was born in 1968 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to a cocktail waitress mother and he graduated from Great Valley High School in Malvern and attended Penn State and Temple University. McKay dropped out from the university a semester-and-a-half before he was set to earn his bachelor’s and he described it as, settling with an imaginary degree”. While a member of the mainstage cast at Second City, he wrote and performed in that companys landmark revue, the latter performance was excerpted in Second Citys 40th anniversary compilation.
Mckay serves on the Creative Council of Represent. Us, a nonpartisan anti-corruption organization, McKay has an essential tremor, a benign neurological disorder that sometimes causes shaking. He is a supporter of the Democratic Party and other liberal causes and he endorsed Bernie Sanders for President of the United States during the 2016 Presidential Election. In 1996, he married director and actress Shira Piven, who directed the 2014 feature film Welcome to Me starring Kristen Wiig and his brother-in-law is actor Jeremy Piven. McKay originally auditioned for Saturday Night Live to be an onscreen performer, the scripts he submitted to the long-running sketch show earned him a job as writer from 1995 to 2001, including three seasons as head writer. He directed a number of films for the show. McKay encouraged his Second City friend Tina Fey to submit some of her scripts to Saturday Night Live, in 2007, Ferrell and McKay launched the user-submitted comedy video site Funny or Die. A video on the site, titled The Landlord features both him and his daughter, whom Ferrell and his wife bait to say curse words.
Pearl starred in a video titled Good Cop, Baby Cop. Ferrell. He rewrote the script for the Marvel Studios feature film Ant-Man, in addition to Eastbound & Down, he has produced the TV series Big Lake, the miniseries The Spoils of Babylon, and The Chris Gethard Show. McKay directed and co-wrote with Ferrell the George W. Bush Broadway show and he produced the horror-action film Hansel and Gretel, Witch Hunters. McKay is in talks to direct the remake of Uptown Saturday Night, with Denzel Washington, McKay directed the TV movie documentary Lifecasters
The Larry Sanders Show
The Larry Sanders Show is an American television sitcom set in the office and studio of a fictional late-night talk show. The series was created by Garry Shandling and Dennis Klein and aired from August 1992 to May 1998 on the HBO cable television network, the series stars Shandling, Jeffrey Tambor, and Rip Torn and features celebrities playing exaggerated, self-parodying versions of themselves. The show has its roots in Shandlings stand-up comedy background, his experience as a guest host on The Tonight Show and his earlier sitcom Its Garry Shandlings Show. The program has had a marked and long-lasting influence on HBO as well as on shows in the US and Britain such as Curb Your Enthusiasm,30 Rock. The supporting cast includes Janeane Garofalo, Wallace Langham, Penny Johnson, Linda Doucett, Scott Thompson, Garry Shandling took a slightly different path with the cable network sitcoms The Larry Sanders Show and its forerunner Its Garry Shandlings Show. In Its Garry Shandlings Show, Shandling makes use of the George Burns technique of addressing the audience.
He speaks to the studio and home audiences as well as the other actors, in both shows celebrity guests appear as themselves and Shandling essentially plays himself, a star of a television show and stand-up comedian with a distinctive comic persona and rhythm. I thought I could make the show look very real so the audience would buy that part. In 1981, Shandling performed a routine on The Tonight Show and subsequently became a regular guest. He began appearing as a guest host and, in 1986 and he was considered to be a possible, although unlikely, successor to Johnny Carson. After Jay Leno replaced Carson in 1992, Shandling was offered his own talk show but preferred instead to create a show about a talk-show. Alex Pareene commented Shandling turned down hosting a late night show to do a brilliant cult hit sitcom about a version of himself who took the deal. The show follows the production of a late night talk show The Larry Sanders Show. It chronicles the life of host Larry, producer Arthur Artie, sidekick Hank Kingsley and their interaction with celebrity guests.
Episodes focus on the professional and personal lives of the principal characters, ancillary characters are featured, among them the writers Phil and Jerry, talent bookers Paula and Mary Lou, and the personal assistants Beverly and Brian. Larrys wife, ex-wife and girlfriends are frequent sources of conflict, a typical early episode opens to the titles with the sound of Hanks audience warm-up routine in the background. This is followed by the shows titles and an excerpt from Larrys monologue. Episodes vary after this, sometimes continuing with the studio recording, the Larry Sanders Show is a satire on show business that mixes fact with fiction
Very Bad Things
Very Bad Things is a 1998 American black comedy film directed by Peter Berg. It stars Cameron Diaz, Jon Favreau, Daniel Stern, Jeremy Piven, Christian Slater, Leland Orser and Jeanne Tripplehorn. Before his wedding to fiancée Laura, Kyle Fisher organizes a party in a Las Vegas hotel with his friends, Charles Moore, Robert Boyd, brothers Adam. Michael pays Tina, a stripper/prostitute, for sex in the bathroom, soon thereafter, a security guard comes to investigate the ruckus and discovers Tinas corpse. In desperation, Boyd stabs the guard to death, Boyd convinces the group to dismember the bodies, bury them in the desert, and never speak of it again. At the rehearsal dinner, Adam cracks under the pressure, leading to a confrontation with Michael outside, the fight is broken up and Michael is convinced to leave. While leaving, he tries to ram his jeep into Adams beloved minivan, Adam runs in front of his van and is crushed in the collision. In the hospital, Adam whispers something to his wife Lois before dying, Lois demands answers about what happened in Las Vegas.
Fisher makes up a story about Adam sleeping with a prostitute, suspecting she does not believe them, kills Lois. Later, Boyd calls Fisher and Moore to bring Michael to the house and he concocts a story about a Michael/Lois/Adam love triangle to answer any interrogation by police. After these events and being named beneficiary of Adam and Lois estate, Fisher breaks down and confesses the story to Laura, on the wedding day, Boyd confronts Fisher, demanding the money from Adams life insurance policy. Fisher refuses and a fight ensues which ends with Laura bludgeoning Boyd, during the ceremony and Moore realize that Boyd has the wedding rings. Moore goes to them, opening a door that knocks Boyd down a stairwell where he dies. Laura demands Fisher bury Boyds body in the desert and ensure no loose ends remain by killing Moore, Fisher cannot go through with the act and as drives home, he loses focus and crashes into an oncoming car. Kobe Tai as Tina The film scored a 44% on Rotten Tomatoes, with the consensus, Mean-spirited, roger Ebert wrote that Very Bad Things is not a bad movie, just a reprehensible one.
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Evanston Township High School
Evanston Township High School District 202, is a four-year public high school occupying a 65-acre campus in Evanston, Illinois, a north suburb of Chicago along the Lake Michigan shore. ETHS was established in 1883 and serves the city of Evanston, the attendance area of the school is home to Northwestern University and Oakton Community College. Evanston Township High School has 270 certified staff members, ETHS is fully accredited by the State of Illinois. The first high school in Evanston, the Preparatory School of Northwestern University, in 1873, public school superintendent Otis E. Haven began teaching Evanstons first public school class in an upper room of the Benson Avenue School. In 1875, Evanstons first Board of Education voted to establish a school in the room. Enrollments grew rapidly and, despite multiple relocations to various buildings, shortly thereafter, voters in April 1882, passed a referendum and bond issue establishing a township school. Construction began promptly in October 1882, and the first building opened in 1883, at Dempster, enrollment grew rapidly and by 1913, despite multiple additions to the original building,740 students occupied space meant for only 600.
Crowding increased as several attempts to bond issues for further addition were defeated at the polls. Finally, in 1921, the Board and voters approved a 55-acre site at the current campus,1600 Dodge Avenue in central Evanston. Construction began in 1923, and the school opened in 1924 although still incomplete, with a campus currently listed as 65 acres, ETHS provides its students with many technically proficient facilities. With more than 1.2 million square feet indoors, it is the largest high school facility under one roof in the United States, the schools science facilities include a planetarium, and a two-acre, on-site nature center/classroom. The South Technology Center houses over 200 computers in seven networked labs, computer software is available for many courses in the curriculum. Near the school is the Edible Acre urban farming project, initiated by The Talking Farm, students investigate careers in computer-based SMART Labs. An on-site day-care center serves as a lab for child-study classes and Technical Education offers courses that prepare students for future career possibilities.
Music students have their own computer lab with MIDI-enabled equipment, the schools library, which is networked to all Illinois libraries, has a 90, 000-volume collection and extensive audiovisual resources. Performance facilities include a 1, 500-seat auditorium, two theaters, and a cable TV broadcasting studio. There are 15 gyms, a studio and fitness/wellness center
Manhattan is the most densely populated borough of New York City, its economic and administrative center, and the citys historical birthplace. The borough is coextensive with New York County, founded on November 1,1683, Manhattan is often described as the cultural and financial capital of the world and hosts the United Nations Headquarters. Many multinational media conglomerates are based in the borough and it is historically documented to have been purchased by Dutch colonists from Native Americans in 1626 for 60 guilders which equals US$1062 today. New York County is the United States second-smallest county by land area, on business days, the influx of commuters increases that number to over 3.9 million, or more than 170,000 people per square mile. Manhattan has the third-largest population of New York Citys five boroughs, after Brooklyn and Queens, the City of New York was founded at the southern tip of Manhattan, and the borough houses New York City Hall, the seat of the citys government.
The name Manhattan derives from the word Manna-hata, as written in the 1609 logbook of Robert Juet, a 1610 map depicts the name as Manna-hata, twice, on both the west and east sides of the Mauritius River. The word Manhattan has been translated as island of hills from the Lenape language. The United States Postal Service prefers that mail addressed to Manhattan use New York, NY rather than Manhattan, the area that is now Manhattan was long inhabited by the Lenape Native Americans. In 1524, Florentine explorer Giovanni da Verrazzano – sailing in service of King Francis I of France – was the first European to visit the area that would become New York City. It was not until the voyage of Henry Hudson, an Englishman who worked for the Dutch East India Company, a permanent European presence in New Netherland began in 1624 with the founding of a Dutch fur trading settlement on Governors Island. In 1625, construction was started on the citadel of Fort Amsterdam on Manhattan Island, called New Amsterdam, the 1625 establishment of Fort Amsterdam at the southern tip of Manhattan Island is recognized as the birth of New York City.
In 1846, New York historian John Romeyn Brodhead converted the figure of Fl 60 to US$23, variable-rate myth being a contradiction in terms, the purchase price remains forever frozen at twenty-four dollars, as Edwin G. Burrows and Mike Wallace remarked in their history of New York. Sixty guilders in 1626 was valued at approximately $1,000 in 2006, based on the price of silver, Straight Dope author Cecil Adams calculated an equivalent of $72 in 1992. In 1647, Peter Stuyvesant was appointed as the last Dutch Director General of the colony, New Amsterdam was formally incorporated as a city on February 2,1653. In 1664, the English conquered New Netherland and renamed it New York after the English Duke of York and Albany, the Dutch Republic regained it in August 1673 with a fleet of 21 ships, renaming the city New Orange. Manhattan was at the heart of the New York Campaign, a series of battles in the early American Revolutionary War. The Continental Army was forced to abandon Manhattan after the Battle of Fort Washington on November 16,1776.
The city, greatly damaged by the Great Fire of New York during the campaign, became the British political, British occupation lasted until November 25,1783, when George Washington returned to Manhattan, as the last British forces left the city
Entourage (U.S. TV series)
Entourage is an American comedy-drama television series that premiered on HBO on July 18,2004 and concluded on September 11,2011, after eight seasons. Mark Wahlberg and Stephen Levinson served as the executive producers. The series deals with themes of friendship and real-life situations in modern-day Hollywood. The show is known for its array of guests, having featured several actors, athletes. According to Mark Wahlberg, Entourage was initially conceived when his assistant asked if he could film Wahlberg and his friends, other reports credit Eric Weinstein, a long-time friend of Wahlberg, with the idea of filming the actors group of friends. However, according to Donnie Carroll, who was the inspiration for the Turtle character and it had originated as a book idea, centered on Carrolls own life and his experiences with Wahlberg, titled From the Hood to Hollywood, A Soldiers Story. Vincent Chase was envisioned to be similar to Wahlberg. A lighter approach was subsequently decided upon and his best friend and manager is Eric Murphy.
E, as his friends call him, is based on Mark Wahlbergs friend, hes been reported to be inspired by Stephen Levinson, Mark Wahlbergs manager. Vincents older half-brother, Johnny Drama Chase, is Vinces personal chef, Johnny is a C-list actor who was in the fictional show Viking Quest during his younger days. His role in the new hit show Five Towns had begun to resurrect his fame and career. As the show went on, Drama got offers for more and more roles, the show ended with Drama having his own animated TV show called Johnnys Bananas and him landing a new TV movie with the help of Vince. Dramas character is based on Johnny Drama Alves, whom Donnie Wahlberg had hired to keep his brother out of trouble. Rounding out the entourage of friends is Salvatore Turtle Assante, who is another of Vinces old friends from childhood, Turtles official role is as Vinces driver and assistant, though his value as such is often brought into question. This character is based on Wahlbergs former gofer Donnie Carroll aka Donkey, Carroll auditioned for the role, but the Boston native was turned down when it was decided the actors would have to be New Yorkers.
Carroll died on December 18,2005, after an asthma attack, Ari Gold is Vinces abrasive but lovable agent. The role has led to several nominations and Emmy Awards for Piven, Ari is based on Wahlbergs real-life agent Ari Emanuel. Connolly, Dillon and Piven are credited in episode in the opening credits of the entire series
Mr Selfridge is a British-American period television drama series about Harry Gordon Selfridge and his department store, Selfridge & Co, in London, set from 1908 to 1928. It is co-produced by ITV Studios and Masterpiece/WGBH for broadcast on ITV, the series began broadcasting on ITV on 6 January 2013 and 30 March 2013 on PBS in the United States. It was announced on 24 May 2011 that ITV was in discussions with ITV Studios about developing an adaptation of Lindy Woodheads biography Shopping, andrew Davies was confirmed to be working on the script. It was originally planned to be screened in 2012, however, it is claimed that ITV was forced to push back airing the drama due to rival BBC airing a similarly themed drama series The Paradise. A set to the north of London was built to house a replica of the 1909 Selfridges store interior, the exterior of the store was recreated in The Historic Dockyard Chatham, in Kent. The disused Aldwych tube station was used to film Rose Selfridge travelling on the London Underground and scenes in the first episode featuring Victor Colleano, Agnes Towler and her brother George.
On 8 February 2013, ITV announced Mr Selfridge had been commissioned for a series of ten episodes. Anthony Byrne, who directed three episodes of one, returned to direct some of the new episodes. On 22 July 2013, PBS purchased a series that aired in 2014 as part of its Masterpiece Classic. The second series is set in 1914 and portrays the consequence of World War I to the store, on 21 February 2014, it was announced that Mr. Selfridge had been renewed for a third series, to air in 2015. On 13 March 2015, ITV announced Mr Selfridge had been commissioned for a new 10-part fourth series, an American casting director was employed to find an actor suitable to play Harry Selfridge. Jeremy Pivens agent informed him of the role, producer Chrissy Skinns and director Jon Jones met Piven in Los Angeles and were impressed by his understanding of the character. Executive producer Kate Lewis was thrilled to attract Frances OConnor to the role of Rose Selfridge because she had long been a fan of the actress, former Coronation Street actress Katherine Kelly signed up to play Lady Mae Loxley and returned for Series 2.
The casting of the trio was announced in March 2012 alongside Grégory Fitoussi, Aisling Loftus, Zoe Tapper, phil Hogan writing for The Guardian bemoaned the story development. He observed that there is so much crisis with so little drama, the Daily Mails Ian Hyland was impressed with the series and praised the performances of Piven and Loftus. Ross Sweeney from Cultbox said that the show had direction but lacked actual substance and he praised the costume designers for their astonishing attention to detail. Susanna Lazarus of the Radio Times opined that the characters earnestness detracted from the realism of the story and she added the female cast created the plot tension needed to maintain viewership. Gabriel Tate of Time Out branded it an unsubtle, daft series with production values